This video is the film about King Leopold’s II colonialism in Congo, White King, Red Rubber, Black Death.
11 September 2008.
From The Art Server in Belgium:
In the Belgian capital, the statue of King Leopold II has been covered with red paint. This was done by controversial artist [writer] Théophile de Giraud. The paint symbolizes the blood shed by the late ruler of Belgian Congo during the colonization of that country. De Giraud proposes to replaces the statues of Leopold II by statues of, eg, filmmaker Jan Bucquoy. Brussels city police have arrested the artist.
See also here (with photo).
- Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo: Jan Fabre’s bug-based series tackles King Leopold II’s Congo (coolhunting.com)
- Looking for Leopold – Belgium & the Congo (lonelyplanet.com)
- Congo-Rwanda dispute hits heart of Europe (bbc.co.uk)
- Enclaves & Exclaves – Belgium/Netherlands (lonelyplanet.com)
- Villa Leopolda – $736 Million (archieli.com)
- Canada as Global Bully: The Congo Example (in Opinion) (thetyee.ca)